Freedom of Information

To paraphrase C. Walter Mortenson, founder of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, libraries cooperatively can provide the information, thus educate people, toward tolerance and a common goal of peace. The following resources allow us to learn about freedom of information, its extent or lack globally.

  • Freedom on the Net, published annually, by Freedom House, established in 1941, which also publishes Freedom in the World – “annual survey and analysis of internet freedom around the world. This cutting-edge project consists of ground-breaking research and analysis, fact-based advocacy, and on-the-ground capacity building. The hallmark of our analysis is the annual Freedom on the Net report. It features a ranked, country-by-country assessment of online freedom, a global overview of the latest developments, as well as in depth country reports.”